An economic downturn in 2008 shuttered numerous publications and further marginalized people of color in an already minimally integrated industry. But in the 90’s and early-aughts, multicultural publications flourished, providing an alternative model for journalism that bears remembering.
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Michael, Aretha, Beyoncé, and the Black Press
The Black press has always been where Black artists could have their work spoken about with integrity.
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Martin Luther King Jr.’s Stint as an Advice Columnist for Ebony Magazine
From September 1957 to December 1958, Martin Luther King Jr. penned a monthly advice column for Ebony magazine. The “Advice for Living” column addressed a wide array of subjects, from race relations to interpersonal relationships. Below is an excerpt from the September 1957 issue of Ebony: